Enhance your career opportunities with one of eight concentrations
Eleven cutting-edge legal concentrations combine the expertise of our faculty and partnerships with other University of Minnesota programs. These concentration areas enhance your career opportunities through interdisciplinary and specialized courses, research and writing projects with faculty, mentorship opportunities with professors and other experts, and networking with engaged alumni.
Environmental and Energy Law
Health Law and Bioethics
Human Rights Law
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Labor and Employment Law
Steps to Formalize a Concentration
- Students who wish to pursue a concentration should identify the concentration as early as possible (usually during second year for J.D. students and the first semester for LL.M. students) and should contact the relevant faculty chair or designated staff to begin the advising process. Students should consult the Policy on Concentrations to see the requirements for completing a concentration, including the list of courses that are required, recommended, and eligible for each concentration, located in an appendix to the policy.
- When completing the Graduation Assessment (in third year for J.D. students or second semester for LL.M. students or equivalent), students should identify the concentration. The Law School registrar will forward a list of students to each faculty chair.
- Students must fill out the Concentration Completion Memorandum and then meet with the faculty chair or designated adviser to complete the paperwork. The Concentration Completion Memorandum is due in the semester of graduation. Bring transcript(s) for all concentration coursework to this meeting, especially if some coursework was taken outside of the Law School.
- Upon approval by the chair or advisor, students who have successfully completed a concentration will receive a certificate upon graduation and a notation on their law school transcript.